Baja to Costa Rica: Whales and Wilderness

14 Days
San Diego to San Jose
From (USD)
$ 9,045
Dates & Pricing

2020 San Diego > San Jose

The Wonders of Latin America

Mexico and Costa Rica await as you set sail from the Gulf of California, through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez and down the coastline of Latin America.
Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and the breathtaking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises and dozens of species of fish that will leave you fascinated.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
601U
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
San Diego
Return City:
San Jose

Selected Itinerary

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - San Diego, United States of America

    Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home to explore the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Costa Rica.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Enjoy your time on board at leisure. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take some time out to relax in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - La Paz, Mexico

    La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is known for the old world charm of the seafront promenade mixed with the older architecture of the city centre. It is vibrant city with a real multicultural urban vibe.

    Freechoice

    Head towards San Rafaelito Island for the chance to snorkel with a small colony of Californian sea lions, or spend the day exploring this charming town. Alternatively, kayak or paddle board at Balandra Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Isla Cerralvo

    The waters around Isla Cerralvo, or Jacques Cousteau Island are abundant with marine life.  With water visibility up to 30 metres this area is considered by many to be among the top five fishing spots in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Puerto Vallarta

    Puerto Vallarta is a town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, known for its beaches and water sports. It is also where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor filmed John Huston’s ‘The Night of the Iguana’. 

    Freechoice

    Immerse yourself in the rural beauty that surrounds with an off road adventure, or explore the charming south region of Vallarta, rich in natural beauty, history, and heritage. Alternatively, visit one of Mexico’s greatest treasures, San Sebastian.

    Enrich

    As the stars appear in the sky in the heart of the steamy tropical rainforest at Las Caletas, experience a dazzling world-class show depicting the Aztec creation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Acapulco

    Stunning coastal environment, golden sands, tropical weather, warm sea water and the friendliest people on earth – that is Acapulco.

    Freechoice

    Assist with the conservation of the sea turtles by releasing baby turtles at Bonfil Beach, or explore the highlights of Acapulco and see the death-defying feats of its high cliff divers, or if you’re feeling active, head to Roqueta Island for a hike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Freechoice

    Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country’s colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes, or travel to the famed Lake Atitlan and enjoy time in a small community where the Mayan culture remains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Acajutla, El Salavador

    Acajutla, El Salvador offers an authentic look at life along the Pacific coast of Central America.

    Freechoice

    Visit what is known as the most important natural remnant  of the country, El Imposible National Park, or discover the fascinating Mayan civilisation at the archaeological site of San Andrés. Alternatively, learn the history of the region, including where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, or choose to have a unique gastronomic experience visiting a cocoa hacienda.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Corinto, Nicaragua

    Visitors are attracted to Puerto Corinto’s untouched beaches ad idyllic tropical surroundings, its streets lined with quaint shops and lovely churches and architecture – here, life slows down.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bahía Culebra, Costa Rica

    Bahia Culebra, Culebra Bay, is a naturally formed bay which due t the quality of its waters has become a valuable natural eco-system and a model for preservation.

    Freechoice

    Snorkel around Flamingo Beach and discover an enchanting marine world, or choose a Costa Rican cultural experience, where you will get a taste of how ancestors used to live in the 19th century. Alternatively, if you like adventure, zip line through the Papagayo Canopy, ride horseback across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings or try white water rafting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Puerto Caldera > San José, Costa Rica

    Your cruise ends this morning in Puerto Caldera as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to San José airport for your flight homeward.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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